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Crispy Gluten-Free Baked BBQ Chicken Wings

Crispy Gluten-Free Baked BBQ CHicken Wings

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Crispy gluten-free baked bbq chicken wings that are baked instead of fried. These oven-baked, gluten-free chicken wings are tender, juicy, and smothered in tangy homemade bbq sauce. If you’re looking for quick, easy, and delicious baked chicken wings or bbq chicken wings you’ll love this recipe! Check out my other BBQ related posts Tangy Baked BBQ Turkey Meatballs and Homemade Kansas City Style BBQ Sauce Recipe.


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Gluten-free crispy baked bbq wings

These crispy gluten-free baked bbq chicken wings are the perfect addition to your family game night. We refer to these baked chicken wings as “Friday food” at our house. After finding this recipe on Friendly Healthy Eats, I literally make them once a week! Emory loves chicken, so when searching for a recipe that we all could enjoy, bbq chicken wings was a no brainer. Especially because I had a jar of my homemade Kansas City Style BBQ Sauce in the fridge.

With Labor Day (and football season) approaching this is a great recipe to whip for backyard gatherings. Although I am not promoting large gatherings, once COVID is goneI can promise these chicken wings will come in handy. For now, make them for your family in the comfort of your own home.

WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE CRISPY GLUTEN-FREE BAKED BBQ CHICKEN WINGS

  • Chicken wings
  • Canola oil
  • Cornstarch
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Paprika
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • BBQ Sauce (your favorite sauce or mine!!!!)

Crispy gluten-free baked wings

HOW TO MAKE CRISPY GLUTEN-FREE BBQ CHICKEN WINGS

  1. Preheat oven to 400°
  2. Rinse chicken wings and pat dry.
  3. Drizzle wings in canola oil.
  4. Toss wings in the spice rub and cornstarch
  5. Space wings out on wire rack lined baking sheet or parchment paper
  6. Bake for 40 minutes, flipping wings over at 20 minutes.
  7. Turn broiler to high and broil wings for 8 minutes, or until crisp.
  8. Remove wings from broiler and toss in BBQ sauce.

It’s important to note that the broiler setting on ovens varies. My broiler is located under my stove and is literally an open flame. I have to be very careful to ensure my baked chicken wings don’t burn or worse catch fire! After putting them in the broiler I waited by the stove and constantly checked them!

FRYING VS. BAKING WINGS. WHICH IS BETTER?

Let’s be real, nothing beats crispy fried chicken wings. But baked wings can be just as delicious if done right. The perfect bake time is essential when making crispy baked chicken wings. Broiling them ensures you get that crispy, crunchy skin, and seals in some of the juices.

ARE BAKED WINGS HEALTHIER THAN FRIED?

Short answer. Yes. Baked chicken wings are a healthier alternative to fried ones. If you eat wings every week like we do, baking them is the way to go! Less fat, fewer calories, and less sodium. Peridot.

Crispy gluten-free baked wings

HOW TO GET CRISPY WINGS

I believe in the power of a little cornstarch. It’s a heavy starch that creates a lacy crust on food. After drizzling the oil over the wings and adding the rub, lightly dust with a little cornstarch before baking. The cornstarch also helps crisp up your chicken skin during the broiling process.

OTHER RECIPES PERFECT FOR YOUR BACKYARD BBQ:

Tangy Baked BBQ Turkey Meatballs

Homemade Kansas City Style BBQ Sauce Recipe

Sweet Salty Marshmallow Carob Chip Cookies

 

PAIR YOUR WINGS WITH THESE ALLERGY-FRIENDLY SIDES FOR THE PERFECT JUNETEENTH COOKOUT!

BBQ Baked Beans by Food Fidelity

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Watermelon and Cucumber Salad by Heal Me Delicious

Sweet and Tangy Coleslaw by Crumb-Snatched

Hibiscus Rum Punch by Kenneth Temple

Summer Watermelon Fizz by Handy Chef

Strawberry Basil Pineapple Mocktail by Orchids + Sweet Tea

Gluten Free Peach Cobbler (Vegan) by Good Food Baddie

Strawberry-Basil Sorbet by D.M.R. Fine Foods

Strawberry Cobbler Galette by The Dana Renée Way

 

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Crispy, Gluten-Free Baked BBQ Chicken Wings

Crispy gluten-free baked bbq chicken wings that are baked instead of fried. These oven-baked, gluten-free chicken wings are tender, juicy, and smothered in tangy homemade bbq sauce. If you're looking for quick, easy, and delicious baked chicken wings or bbq chicken wings you'll love this recipe! Check out my other BBQ related posts Tangy Baked BBQ Turkey Meatballs and Homemade Kansas City Style BBQ Sauce Recipe.
5 from 13 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Course dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Wings
Calories 369 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs Chicken Wings
  • 2 tbs Canola oil
  • 2 tbs Cornstarch
  • 1 tbs Paprika
  • 1 tbs Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbs Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 Cup BBQ Sauce

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400°Rinse chicken wings and pat dry.
  • Drizzle wings in canola oil, toss in spice rub, followed by a light toss in cornstarch. (chicken should be lightly coated with rub and cornstarch.)
  • Space wings out on wire rack lined baking sheet or parchment paper and Bake for 40 minutes, flipping wings over at 20 minutes.
  • Turn broiler to high and broil wings for 8 minutes, or until crisp.Remove wings from broiler and toss in BBQ sauce.
  • Add chopped green onions for garnish!
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26 thoughts on “Crispy Gluten-Free Baked BBQ Chicken Wings

  1. 5 stars
    I’ve been searching for a good baked bbq chicken wing recipe! I’m so glad I stumbled on this because these were the best bbq wings I’ve ever made at home! The spice rub was on point and tossing the wings last in the sauce left for super crispy wings, just the way I like them. Will for sure be making these again!

  2. 5 stars
    These wings are soooo crunchy and flavorful! I’m so glad that I found this recipe because it taught me a lot about gluten free cooking! Thank you for this recipe!

  3. 5 stars
    After making your KC Style Barbecue Sauce I jumped at the chance to try another one of your recipes! I must say – another hit. Crispy and delicious girl!

  4. 5 stars
    These were delicious and so easy to make. They were perfect for my 5 year old who loves “chicken with the skin”! I normally fry rather than bake me cause I’ve always assumed fried is better. I stand corrected!

    1. Listen. Nothing beats fried chicken wings. Nothing. But if you’re looking for a slightly healthier option that’s still crispy, this is the way. Lol

  5. OMG! Like…for real…OMG! I just finished making these and they came out of the oven about 30 minutes ago. Where are they now, you ask? Oh…they are GONE! They are so delicious!! They were crispy…tasty…mouth watering…perfection! Truth be told…I forgot to drizzle the oil on the wings before I seasoned them, and they still came out DELICIOUS!! These wings are going into the dinner recipe rotation FOR SURE! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!

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